FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Official FrostWire 4.17.0 Download link
After 6 months of work, a completely new fork from the LimeWire code base has come to fruition, FrostWire 4.17.0 features over a year’s worth of core and user interface upgrades made to the original LimeWire client, now included in FrostWire along all the previous work done over FrostWire 4.13.x.
Among the most important updates:
- Upgrades on our update notification system, capability for featured content and recommendations
- Updated Playlist (drag & drop support, and Playlist rearrange options)
- New Media Player with volume and seek controls (Plays mp3, ogg and wav)
- Support for private torrents
- Greater control over your Shared files
- Add Magnets to Open Dialog
- Improvements in bootstrapping
- Warn When Too Many Files Shared
- Make Ultrapeers ignore partial results
- Mojito DHT capable (still not active for 4.17.0)
- More translations to be available for the community on launchpad.net. Many improvements for Spanish, and Italian and Chinese have been finally been added among others
- Reduce query traffic by knowing firewalled state; implement leafs informing ups of firewall status.
- Recognize flv as a video extension.
- Enable removal from playlist via the ‘Delete’ or ‘Backspace’ key.
- (Bittorrent) Extended BEncoding to support rational numbers.
- Add support for alternate location lookup for BitTorrents.
- Use less memory for large number of leaf connections.
- General Save folder improvements.
- Smoother Icon Tray Icons for Linux and Windows
- FrostWire now runs under Java SE 6 on Mac OS X (however SE6 is temperamental; it exhibits some strange connection issues). More integration with the MacOSX dock and other components
- Speedup Magnet/Torrents at startup.
- Add partial search results.
- Exclude magnet downloads from being purged after 7 days.
- Incremental search on the Settings window
- Default setting tweaks for users with high speed connections (T1,T3) to make the most out of their bandwith
Faster than ever
Here’s a full screenshot of the new speeds achieved with FrostWire 4.17.0 when downloading torrents.
FrostWire 4.17.0 is a major milestone on the project road map, many new innovations are to come after this release, stay tuned.
FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.
19 thoughts on “FrostWire 4.17.0 Released”
Yeah! This version runs in Ubuntu 8.04 with a 64bit OpenJDK 6 JVM
And for a next version, can you add support for archives files (like eMule’s searchs)
What surprised me was that OpenDocument files are not supported by default.
Work’s grea. Runs smoother. Everything works excellent. Thanks frost wire
yeah is awesome this version, congragulations 😆
Where are you on Launchpad.net? I would like to help with translations.
Also, are you looking to move your source over to Launchpad and Bazaar, or are you just going to use Launchpad for bug reporting and translations?
Either way, I encourage your choice!
Hello, i am currently using dial-up and will upgrade to DSL at a later date.
Would the upgrade really be useful to me?
We are here:
We don’t have any plans yet to move our source over to Bazaar revision control on launchpad, subversion has worked fine for us so far. We’ll be doing just Translations for now, we’ll take a look at the bug reporting though. For now we have custom bug reporting, and you can always write to firstname.lastname@example.org to report something you can help us reproduce.
The translation (.pot) file is still being approved that’s why it’s not there already.
Why do viruses/trojans come standard with these P2P programs? Frostwire seems great aside from the fact that if I didn’t know any better, I’d be downloading a trojan every few minutes. Doesn’t seem like it would be difficult for Frostwire/Limewire to put a stop or at least limit that.
is it illegal?
We don’t have any plans yet to move our source over to Bazaar revision control on launchpad, subversion has worked fine for us so far. We’ll be doing just Translations for now, we’ll take a look at the bug reporting though. For now we have custom bug reporting, and you can always w
is this site FULLY free??
I was wondering if in the next release you guys could remove results that are clearly meant to trick unsuspecting users. For example if I search 50 cent candy shop, one of the results is: 50 cent candy shop (instead of 50 cent – candy shop.mp3) or something similar. These exact results are never what the user is looking for, and they seem to take up a lot of the results that frostwire puts out. Also, there are a lot of results that show exact results but in the end add things like “girl orgasms furiously” or something. Another thing I’d like to not see. Finally, there are often files that have exact results and a file size of around 130kb. I think it would be pretty easy to filter those out of the results as well. Hopefully you guys will take my requests seriously thanks!